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Would you like to change the future for some school students in your lifetime? There is a big demand for qualified and experienced teachers all over the world. You could make a difference in a student's life by becoming a teacher for needy schools. The woodrow wilson teaching fellowship provides recent college graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math) with a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master’s degree program at one of fourteen participating universities. With your knowledge, you could be the one person that can give a student the opportunity of a lifetime. With education budgets being slashed by big governments, there is a critical shortage of trained teachers. What are the benefits and rewards of being a trained teacher you ask? One of the most important benefits of becoming a teacher is that teachers contribute to the shaping of future generations. They make a big difference to society by playing a vital role in nurturing young minds. Another benefit is that teaching helps you develop interpersonal and social skills. You get the personal satisfaction of saying you taught a person things he/she didn't know before. The purpose of the program is to educate and prepare America for the 21st century since there will be a need for 280,000 new math and science teachers by the year 2015. Visit www.wwteachingfellowship.org for further information on the program.
Competitive candidates will:
- Have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011.
- Have graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.
- Complete a field-based master’s degree in teacher education.
- Commit to teach for at least three years in a high-need school.
- Receive intensive support and mentoring in the classroom.